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today. stanford and cal are expected to get high seeds. they wanted 7th and cal is only 6. good morning everybody and at the toll plaza, no problems if you are in livermore but it is slow, let's go to steve. mostly sunny this morning by this afternoon we will be talking about rain and we could sure use it but here is some patchy low clouds and upper 60s and lower 70s inland. coming up on mornings on 2, violence in the east bay, police are searching for a man who committed a knife attack. and the pope will be officially inaugurated tomorrow and we have new details we found out about the ceremony, stay with us, we will be right
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back.
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we're live in alameda where a st. patrick's day bar fight ends with a stabbing. we'll tell you what police are saying about the suspects who got away.
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a memorial is set up this morning to remember the two victims killed in a raceway crash in the north bay as investigators look into the house. >> reporter: and vallejo police this morning, working to track down the person who killed and elderly man at a home in this city. we'll tell you about the key witness to this deadly shooting. plus -- the thick, black smoke and ash that covered a lot of contra costa county. when we will find out if it caused a health hazard. "mornings on 2" starts right now. well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's monday, march 18th. in overnight news -- police in alameda are investigating a bar stabbing at a st. patrick's day party. it happened at scobies on
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central avenue. tara moriarty has been covering this story for the past two hours. what have you learned? >> reporter: well, the partying turned into fighting here. if we pan over here to the right, you can see there is a section cordoned off. the fight moved over next to that doctor's office where the cop car is sitting out front. right now we have a crew on scene. they have finally arrived to clean up the scene. there's still blood outside. the fight broke out at scobies and park. there were two to three people in a heated argument with two or three others and someone pulled a knife, we believe, and slashed the victim's throat. the victim's condition was hushed to the hospital -- rushed to the hospital. his condition unknown. the suspect took off in a dark
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vehicle. investigators will be looking at surveillance video, they will be interviewing the bartender to get a better idea of who they are looking for. at this point, the forensic aspect of the investigation is complete. we understand that no weapon was recovered. alameda police are to be arriving right now at the station and will be providing us with any updates if possible. we'll bring those to you within the next hour. live from alameda, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning, we're tracking an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly man in vallejo. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning. where was the victim found and what have you heard about witnesses? >> reporter: well, there are some witnesses, dave. vallejo police this morning -- at this point, are not talking about who the witnesses are or what they may have seen. vallejo police are not saying why this elderly man may have been targeted. but we do know that he was found about 5:30 last night inside a detached garage at a home on the 400 block of
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hichborn street on the west side of the city. that garage had apparently been converted into a livivi space. we saw homicide detectives gathering evidence there late into the night last night. now, the victim's name in this case is not being released because his family has yet to be notified. we're working with the sergeant to try to get an update on the investigation. this was vallejo's sixth homicide of the year so far. it'ss about listen a very busy month. they've had three homicides already this month. hoping to get an update from vallejo police at some point in morning. we're live in vallejo, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out what left an independent sendary device right near the -- incendiary device right near the state park in aptos. the bomb squad detonated it. it was found beside a car in a dirt parking lot. authority the say it was made out of household cleaning products. the dark was closed for about
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an hour ago during that investigation. the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna
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eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will be looking for drivers as they are texting as they drive or talking while holding cell phones. new statewide numbers show more than 425,000 tickets were passed out for people using their phones as they drive. in 2011, more than 4300 people were killed in crashes that were blamed on distracted driver. if you get a ticket, it can cost you about $159 or more. let's check in with sal. hopefully not too many distracted drivers. >> it doesn't seem like it. there's plenty of time to be waiting around.
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for example at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a back up for 15, 20 minutes. it's interesting, it has not become really way too bad. we're kind of easing into a monday. 15 minutes is not bad for a monday waiting here getting on the bridge. visibility is good. steve's back and he brought his good visibility with him. there are no major problems on 880 in oakland. you can see that traffic is looking good in both directions. we've had some slowing. livermore valley, and the altamont pass coming into the main part of livermore, we've had a lot of fender-benders. i think a lot of people are on the road there. when you reach the 680 interchange, it's better. let's go to sal. we have good visibility. patchy high clouds, patchy low clouds. today is the tweener day. we'll get some cloudy skies in here and then wednesday. sunny, high clouds, cloudy with rain developing. the testimony will probably weaken considerly, maybe .75. any rain after the system?
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no. one and done. that's been the pattern since january. the trend is your friend. we'll get one system that i'm standing in front of. it looks good. it is good. it has more show than good. we'll still get some rain out of it. had it has some midlatitude moisture. we'll get the clouds later today. mostly sunny and then turning cloudy to mostly cloudy by this afternoon. cool to mild. cool near the coast. temperatures inland will still be in the upper 60s, low 70s. baseball world, basketball -- steve. baseball classic netherlands, dominican republican. mostly cloudy, 55. west wind. tomorrow might be rain moving in from that system here. the rain still has aways to go. it looks like tuesday. the heaviest will be to the north. today on the temperatures and then we'll cloud it up and then it will hold into wednesday, around noon, most of it should be done. 30s and 40s, temperatures have
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not moved at all. a little cooler to the north. been some upper 30s, in santa rosa and napa. the low will weaken. that's the key. a lot of moisture. it just doesn't have a lot of oomph with it. we'll get something out of it. sunny mott morning, clouds -- in the morning, clouds in the afternoon. mild afternoon inland. 60s and 70s. cooler buyer the coast because of a westerly breeze an some patchy low clouds, but some low to mid-70s. gilroy is in there as well. 66, menlo park, palo alto, 67. but cooler by the beaches because of the west wind. we'll take it into wednesday. kick it out of here. then everything looks mostly sunny and warmer as we head to the weekend. thank you, steve. 7:09. later today, we could find out if smoke from a grass fire near antioch contains hazardous materials. people in antioch and brentwood were concerned about the smoke. it started at 2:30 yesterday
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afternoon in a marshland in sacramento county. it was out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out because no homes were in danger. plus it was hard to get to. at first, air quality district officials say the fire was a prescribed burn. but later changed that to an accidental vegetation fire. however, this is the season for prescribed burns. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to control the area for wildlife. this year the period began on march 1st and runs through april 15th. the fires must be deemed necessary by the california department of fish and wildlife. 7:0. in the southern u.s. hot, dry, windy conditions causing two wildfires to rapidly expand. in south carolina, look at this. investigators want to know what caused this fire. it damaged or destroyed more than two dozen buildings. it started saturday in the carolina forest. then it spread to a housing
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complex. luckily, no one was hurt. but more than 180 people either lost their homes or their pets in that fire. and almost three dozen cabins were destroyed by fire in eastern tennessee. this one started in dolly parton 'home town. pigeon forge sunday afternoon. it burned property at her amusement park. but officials say the park will open next weekend as scheduled. all right. it is 7:10. more money for oakland police. but it comes with a catch. the reason a new grant could mean officers could be patrolling outside city limits. also ahead -- the co- founder of twitter considering his next career move. why he may not have enough money. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos.
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mostly sunny in the morning. cooler by the coast. increasing high clouds later today leading to rain tomorrow. all right, steve. 7:13. in indiana two people died, their private jet crashed into a house near the south bend regional airport. two other passengers and one other person on the ground was hurt. the plane was flying from tulsa when it hit three houses and got stuck in one of them. >> all of a sudden, sputtering or something and then boom! nothing else. got real quiet. >> investigators say the many plane was having mechanical problems. a jet fuel leak forced several houses to be evacuated. 7:13. today the supreme court plans to take up the issue of whether people should be required to show proof of u.s. citizenship to vote. political reporter jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington, d.c. this is all about the very controversial law in arizona. right, jamie? >> reporter: right, in fact, i
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just walked past the supreme court coming in. there was a pretty healthy crowd in line waiting to see the case, which started a few minutes ago. basically, this law was approved in arizona in 2004. it says that if you are going to register to court, you have to -- vote, you have to show documents to prove you are a u.s. citizen. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of
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florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a lot like a lot of things in politics. there are two political parties that run in parallel existence and see completely different things. there are a lot of republicans who argue it is a big deal and it's just not paid attention to. a lot of people say it's an issue that fraud is not being addressed properly and you have studies on that the democratic side who say it's hardly an issue at all. it's something that's spurred the political debate and i'm not sure it will be settled. >> the republicans just finished up their big c-pac conventions and one of the pledges was to change some immigration policies, become more friendly to immigrants. so is this something that they've relaxed a little bit on? >> reporter: we'll have to see. i think there will be a very big part from the republican
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party. the one thing i think that's working in the favor of immigration reform, if you think about the republican there, there's a very vocal group against any change but you have a lot of agricultural part who would like to see change on those guest worker problems and. the -- but the vocal part, i'm not sure it's going away but it could be outplanked by others in the gop. . >> i want to talk about the budget talk. any compromise? >> reporter: i'm not sure. what we'll have this week, we'll have the house and the senate likely voting on a budget outline for next year, this is a non-binding document. but it sort of sets up the parameters of what the debate will be. the u.s. senate and the house must finish a bill that funds the bill for the rest of the year. two different budgets being
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worked on. one of them is still on the senate. they want to move money around and ease the impact of the automatic across-the-board cuts. >> you had -- you bought some girl scout cookies. [laughter] >> reporter: in d.c., you are standing there and people who are big shots or well-known in the political fields walk around like everybody else. my daddy is selling cookies at grocery store and i say is that karl rove buying a box of cookies? it was. i thin it was the thin mints. >> thin mints. yes. okay. thank you. >> reporter: yes. you can find a link to jamie dupree's washington insider blog on our website. just to go ktvu.com. pull down the news menu bar and go to our politics page. more than 100 witnesses are expected to testify today at
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the beginning of a federal trial about the new york police department's practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people. the class-action lawsuit claims a stop-and-frisk practice violates the rights of minorities. oakland's newly hired police department consultant, william bratton, has supported stop and frisk in other cities. his critics in oakland have protested hiring him because of his support of stop and frisk. a new federal grant would increase staffing elf wills in the oakland police department. but oakland police would also be required to patrol high- crime areas in other parts of alameda county. alameda county agencies are seeking a $67 million grant to hire 90,000 officers, sheriff deputies and chp officers for a crime-suppression unit. that unit would target high crime areas all over the county. the city council is expected to for extra money for additional police academies and they want to double sheriff patrols.
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7:19. the man who foe counted twitter and the -- cofounded twitter is looking ahead to his next career. jack dorsey says here's serious about moving to new york some day and running for mayor. dorsey is worth more than a billion dollars. but that's still well short of the fortune. michael bloomberg is worth an estimated $25 billion. a new report shows three of the four companies paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that
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killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-old dennis macedo. police say he was everyone look the scene of another -- leaving the scene of another accident. he faces homicide charges as well as hit and run. wet weather is heading our way. up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us if the storm is expected to bring
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substantial rain. cities around the bay area using new technology they are cracking down on those copper thieves who have been costing tax payers thousands and thousands of dollars. good morning on the sunol grade, i think you will like what you see. but nearby another freeway is not so lucky.
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bay area cities are fighting back against copper thieves with new technology. thieves have stolen copper wire from light poles, traffic signals and b.a.r.t. tracks in the past few years. the thieves get hundreds of dollars for the copper at recycling centers but it costs thousands of dollars to repair the damage. now some cities are using tiny tracking devices in the wire that identify where it is from and can provide evidence the copper is stolen. 7:24. more people in silicon valley, they are riding mass transit to
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their jobs. vta says ridership is up 20% on express bus service compared to a year ago. ridership is up the most near lockheed martin and the moffett park employment area. the vta says faster travel times, reading lights and free wi-fi is all part of why there is an increase in the briders. the 20 hybrid buses out there, carry more than 4600 passengers every day. 7:24. want to check in again with sal who is starting in the south bay. how is traffic looking there, sal? >> it's getting busier. westbound 237. you can see it's pretty much normal, which means slow traffic out out of milpitas, to this point at stager road and then frees up to 101. we're looking at some of the other commutes. bay bridge is crowded. that's about a 20, 25-minute delay. we haven't had any problems on the brick. chp is not reporting a lot. i keep looking at the list. we don't have a lot going on. we have a new crash.
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southbound 280 at john daly boulevard offramp but we don't know if there's injuries. police are still on the way. and to marin county, a little bit slow traffic between novato and san rafael which is typical. on highway 4 westbound, we have slow traffic in antioch and bay point and on 680 between concord and walnut creek. let's go to steve. we have mostly clear skies. a few patchy clouds. not much in the way of any breeze. but that will pick up later. maybe a south wind will pick up later. it has some rain in it. but not until tuesday afternoon. san francisco which was 63 yesterday. we'll go 62 for a high. starting off mostly sunny. we'll see mostly cloudy skies by this afternoon and then cloudy by this evening. temperatures with more of a westerly breeze. 40s on the temperatures. one upper 30. that's santa rosa. antioch, 44, livermore, san
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jose, redwood city, san rafael. san rafael seems to be stuck at 44. there's your break in the clouds right now. but they will continue to roll in later this afternoon leading to rain by tuesday afternoon. highs today, 60s into -- some low 70s. tomorrow that system comes in. it looks like that rain will carry us into wednesday. and 60s and 70s. no system behind this one. it's one system and out of here. clearing takes place on thursday and right now temperatures look like they will rebound as they head into the upcoming weekend. 7:26. tomorrow, the new pope will be officially inaugurated. we'll bring you a live report from rome and have all of the new details about that ceremony. and we're live here in san francisco where unhappy bay area postal workers plan on protesting this morning. we'll tell you the reasons why they are so upset -- coming up. >> reporter: do silicon tech companies have enough diversity in their workplace? you may be surprised about how
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coming up on 7:30. the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. we are live in rome where preparations for the pop's inauguration are already -- pope's inauguration are already
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underway. hello, ben. >> reporter: the italian authorities are saying they are expecting as many as 1 million people at this ceremony, although vatican authorities themselves say only about 250,000 people fit within st. peter's square and this road behind me, leading up to the square. now, we understand that at about 8:50 in the morning, local time, pope francis is going to go into his pope mobile, drive around the square, obviously security is going to be tight. there will be metal detectors around st. peter's square itself. a lot of police will be onhand. one of the worries of the vatican security is that this pope is being described as the quote/unquote unpredictable pope. yesterday, when he left mass inside the vatican, he walked down the street out of the gates of the vatican itself. the security very concerned that he is a man who just likes to break from protocol and do
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what he likes. so that's one of the concerns. we're also expecting a lot of vips here. vice president joe biden will be here and angela merkel, the chancellor of germany, also coming is the president of zimbabwe as well as christina kurchner, the president of argentina, a woman, who in the past, has flashed with pope francis when he was arch bishop, a point of disagreement. the fact that the argentinian government was distributing free contraceptives and was advocating same-sex marriage. however, the president of argentina did meet with the pope this morning. the honeymoon continues in the vatican city. >> and i'm just curious about the weather. last week it was pretty stormy. is it supposed to be a little
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nicer tomorrow? all right. well, unfortunately, we lost our contact with ben there in rome. but once again, we'll be covering the inauguration of pope francis. that's happening tomorrow morning. new this morning, unhappy postal workers will soon gather outside moscone convention center. ktvu channel 2 reporter, brian flores joins us live to explain why their very livelihood could be at state. brian? >> reporter: the protest is scheduled to take place at 9:00 this morning here in san francisco. unhappy postal workers in the bay area say they are upset that six-day delivery is ending. but they also fear that jobs and maybe their wages may be taken away. the protest itself is being organized by the american postal workers and mail handlers union. they will be here taking place in the city. protesters say they want the postal service to take place and keep saturday delivery and keep the wages like they are.
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the post of a service says the cuts -- postal service says the cuts are needed. patrick donahue plans on speaking this morning. they say this is necessary. >> if they just sat in their offices of washington, they wouldn't get the feel of what the mailers diddant wand out of the industry. you know, because the industry is changing. >> reporter: and the conference itself is drawing criticism because it costs at least $2 million to put on. the postal service is millions in the red. supporters say this helps it generate new business. we hope to talk with someone from the postal service as well as a protester coming up in the next hour. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. there is a new report out that says diversity is a big issue for silicon valley tech companies. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose. she's been out there since 4:30 this morning to tell us how the companies are responding.
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janine? >> reporter: dave, we are getting a lot of opinions on twitter as well as here at the deardon station. nobody is surprised to hear lack of diversity is happening. but industrial analysts say not a lot of people are talking about it and if if it is a problem -- if it is a problem. cnn started the investigation to ask for diversity data on the employees. only 5 of the 20 companies responded even after they filed a freedom of information act request. the of company that did provide the information requests show that women and ethic my torties are -- ethnic minorities, the numbers are low. >> i think the women and minorities should reach further instead of settling for the
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quick college, you know like -- i think they should reach further in their education and career. >> you went to ivy league and you have all of this experience, you will have a better chance of these jobs. if you are applying for a job online, it will be start to do that. so for minorities they are probably at a disadvantage. >> reporter: cnn said in their study, it was difficult to gain that information because they refuse to give up their equal opportunity data. those companies included apple, google and hp among others, according to cnn. this refusal to release the data they say shows a lack of willness -- willingness. back to you. >> thank you, janine. we want to check in with sal and see what's happening on the roads. >> we have a new crash reported about 20 minutes ago -- not even 20. i would say more like 20.
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southbound 101 near cesar chavez. northbound traffic is slow. but so is southbound 101, slowing down to the cesar chavez exit. it was reported blocking one of the lanes. the alternate route would be on 280. go down to 6th street and get on 280 there and bypass this whole thing. that would be a pretty decent alternate. i would say northbound 280 is a good alternate just to avoid the james lick freeway for now. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. a crash in san francisco that's serious will affect the been because the people getting off the -- will affect the bay bridge, because people getting off the bay bridge will have to deal with this. westbound 24, near the la fayette exit there's word of a crash on the shoulder. it's kind of minor. we're looking at the commute in livermore valley. that's been terrible. really no letup in that. we had earlier problems. it's solid coming out of tracy.
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it doesn't get better until you are in the main part of livermore. let's go to steve. >> thank you. mostly clear skies. a few high clouds in advance of a system which will be here later today. sunny for a while and then high clouds, cloudy with rain developing. rain, i know. it's been rather dry here since the beginning of the year. it looks like one system will take us into wednesday around noon or so and then more rain, no. one more system and then drier weather comes right back in on thursday and takes us into the weekend. not a bad-looking system coming in from midlatitude. it's taking in a lot of moisture with it. it just doesn't have a lot of cold air and dynamics. but it looks like it will give us something. maybe a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. heaviest amounts definitely to the north. patches of low clouds. clouds increase in the afternoon. cool to mild. a little cooler by the coast. we're picking up more of a westerly breeze there. 37 santa rosa, a lot of 44s in here. 46 oakland, 47, san francisco.
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they've been kind of stuck there. san jose, still at 44 and san rafael, both of them have been there for a couple of hours. the high clouds poised offshore. we'll have a lot of sun and then at the noon hour, the clouds start to roll in, kind of creeping in. it looks like the rain holds off. a cool morning, mild afternoon. 60s and 70s. clearlake, 72. santa rosa, 70. sonoma, napa, bookends. kentfield and san rafael at 68. a little warmer towards antioch. danville, san ramon, 71. oakland, 65. san leandro in there. san jose, 68. low 70s morgan hill. santa cruz was 73 yesterday going 67 today. same for menlo park, mountain view. san mateo, millbrae at 66. brisbane, san bruno 64 and daly city in pacifica at 60. cloudy with rain on tuesday. goes into wednesday. it will be cooler. the lows will be cooler but we
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clear it out and the temperatures will be warming up as we head to the weekend. tori? >> thank you. what happened on a small island near turkey that's causing stock markets around the world to drop this morning. after a rough ride for apple ininvestigators there's -- investors, there's finally some good news. and what happened at a local speedway that caused the death of two. le is whenever i get something new, i have to get rid of something. shop like a fashionista. today i got these amazing designer heels. save like a maxxinista. what to get rid of this time? designer brands at t.j. prices. t.j.maxx.
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stocks are slumping on wall street and europe after shock over a proposed tax up to 10% on bank savings in the nation of cypress as a way to save
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their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month.
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pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other. the republican party plans to change itself after what happened in the voting. here's more. >> reporter: voters think the party is out of touch. , the party -- touch, the party of the rich and full of stuffy men. so there were more than 200 recommendations on rebanding and rebooting the party. he called the ort an -- report of an autopsy about where they went wrong in the last election. >> we know that we have problems. we've identified them. we're implementing the solutions to fix them. >> he says that there was no one thing that republicans did
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wrong. but they will be working on reaching voters they did ignore or didn't reach. they will be sending $10 million to go breach the voters in minority communities. jacqueline fell, ktvu channel 2 news. bobby jindal had a really close call in a car crash over the weekend while going home from his son's soccer game. police in baton rouge, say a driver in a rented truck made an illegal u-turn right in front of the suv the governor was riding in. the governor of the truck sideswiped the suv. a state trooper following behind the governor as part of his security crashed right in front of a utility pole. that trooper was treated at the hospital for minor injuries. the governor was not hurt. a racetrack tragedy over the weekend is taking a terrible toll on one family in particular. pam cook is in the newsroom with more on what happened and the relationship between the driver and one of the victims.
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pam? >> well, it happened saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale
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windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the incredible circumstances that led to the tragic accident. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you, pam. 7:46. two high school football players have been found guilty of raping a classmate. ohio's attorney general says the case that rocked the town of steubenville may be far from over. >> i'm sorry. i -- british inaudible] >> richmond and mays broke down in tears and apologized after
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being convicted yesterday of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party. now ohio's attorney general says he will convene a grand jury next month to look into allegations that the school, the parents all tried to cover up the crime. >> what's even more shocking and appalling is that crimes of sexual assault are occurring every friday night, every saturday night across this country. >> the victim in the case was reportedly extremely drunk and says she only found out about the attack after seeing text messages, pictures and video on social media. 7:47. later today, a former santa clara county supervisor is expected to plead guilty to charges of perjury and misusing public money. the 51-year-old is accused of using tax payer money to pay for his gambling habit. he admitted to violating the reform act by using a $100,000
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slush fund for gamble. he faces a penalty of $50,000 and up to a year in jail. police in pinole released this sketch of a man they say tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl on friday. authorities say the man approached the girl on her way home from school. police say he grabbed the girl's wrists but she managed to break three and run home. he's described as white, about 19, 20. about 6 feet tall, has slicked back hair and a brown goatee. he also has a piercing in his eyebrow. ,. we've just learned that the private jet carrying lindsay lohan will not arrive in time for her to get to a mandatory court hearing this morning. a judge ordered her to be at the hearing at 8:30 a.m. lohan missed her flight last night from new york to los angeles after she felt the plane was not safe. lohan did jump on a private jet overnight. but that flight was delayed and tmz is reporting it won't land
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at lax until 8:11. she faces charges of lying to a police officer after a carjack in los angeles in june. it was like something out of the movies. two canadian inmates are back behind bars this morning after using a helicopter to escape. police say the helicopter hovered over the prison and dropped cables for the inmates to grab. they were then taken to a nearby parking lot. after a standoff, they were taken back into custody. tonight, a man who helped persuade the federal government to monitor the oakland police department will be talking about the oakland police department's policing problems. civil rights attorney, james chanen will discuss the federal oversight and the police department's decision to hire william bratton for new crime- fighting strategies. the meeting is set for 6:00 tonight at berkeley cop watch. that's at 2022 blake street in berkeley. that meeting, by the way, is open and it's free to the
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public. 7:50. hardwood flooring is being put in this morning to get hp pavilion ready for march madness. the arena is hosting the second and third rounds of the ncaa tournament thursday through saturday. cal will stays unlv there on thursday. cal is the 12th seed of the east region. unlv is the fifth seeded team. it's 5-1 verses cal. [ cheers ] >> cheers broke out in morago as the st. mary's basketball team was selected to the tournament. the gaels will play tennessee tomorrow night in dayton, ohio. if they win, they will become the 11th seed of the midwest region and play the sixth seed memphis on thursday. 7:51. the ncaa tournament is very important to advertisers as well. total tv revenue from all 68 games expected to top a billion
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dollars this year. that's more than the super bowl or the world series. but it's actually a better deal to the advertisers -- for the advertisers because there's so many more games around the fans will probably keep watching and seeing those same commercials over and over again. bracket selection for the women's tournament happens today. stanford and cal expected to get high seeds. the number 4 stanford's women team won their 7th straight title about a week ago. cal is ranked number 6. 7:51. hackers actually invited to oakland city hall. how this invitation could actually help some homeowners. and there's a new app for oakland raider fans. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos.
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open oakland is a program aimed at people who live in oakland finding out information about permits and building homes. >> they are not using the internet, they say they don't have access. but they do. >> this is to make government information more accessible. 7:54. well, oakland as fan you will have new help in getting better seats at games this season. there's a new app. it will debut at the coliseum to upgrade your seats in the middle of the game. the major league season's ballpark app searches for empty seats and gives the user the option for upgrading your seat for a fee. according to the "chronicle" the prices have not been set yet so we'll have to see what
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that will be. let's check in with sal and see if things are moving. you are looking at 101, sal? >> that's right. last time we showed you a crash, southbound 101 at cesar chavez. the crash is being moved but traffic is still slow as you drive southbound on 101, as you drive towards cesar chavez, the alternate without there would be the 280 extension which is better heading south. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, westbound backed up for about a 25 to 30-minute delay. if you are in this san jose, northbound 101 is the slowest. it's backed up as you approach 280. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we have patchy low clouds around. mostly clear. we'll have sun in the morning. clouds will roll in late this afternoon and tonight. the system coming in tomorrow. it looks like it will give us rain. let's hope so. we could sure use it. we also have baseball tonight. tomorrow night might be a different story. game time temperature will be 60. it will drop in the 50s. more of a westerly breeze as the clouds increase. you can see the system there.
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slowly increasing clouds. they are kind of knocking on the door. so san francisco's forecast starts off mostly sunny and then we'll go mostly cloudy by this afternoon. we'll go for a high of 62 which is one degree cooler than yesterday. still, though, temperatures in the inland in the 40s. a couple of 30s. 44 seems to be -- just changed 45 in concord right now. the leading edge of the clouds just beginning to show themselves. it will be sunny. 60s and 70s on the temperatures. especially inland but a little cooler by the coast. move of a westerly breeze taking shape. cloudy with rain on tuesday. it will linger into wednesday morning. clearing the morning lows will be cool. but the days will be sunny and warmer and dry as we go into the weekend. 7:56. the reason b.a.r.t. passengers may feel more of a squeeze on trains today. what's happening this week and what riders are saying about letting more bikes on board. >> reporter: st. patrick's day partying at a bar in alameda gets out of hand ending with a stabbing. we'll tell you what neighbors
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are now saying about the bar owner. >> reporter: an elderly man found shot to death at this home in vallejo last night. what police are saying this morning about a key witness they hope will lead him to the killer when "mornings on 2" continues. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪
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welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. in overnight news, a man is in the hospital with a neck wound from a bar stabbing. it happened after a st. paddy's day party in alameda. police say he was stabbed at scobee's on central avenue on central boulevard. tara moriarty has more. >> reporter: neighbors are not surprised at all by this. they say every weekend the partying gets out of control and they hope the bar owner faces consequences. just a few moments ago, the crews arrived, they cleaned up the blood off the sidewalk. they are still working at it right now. in front of the doctor's office there at park. this fight broke out at 2:00 in the morning inside the bar and moved into the street. police say there was a group of two to three people in a heated argument with two or three others and someone pulled what
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we believe is a knife and slashed the victim's throat. one other person was also injured, war -- we're told. neighbors are disgusted. >> i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point they are having street its fights in a residential area. people live right here. we're screaming and fighting. it's not just me. it's all of the other neighbors. this is just the icing on the cake. it's something to do -- i think the owners need to spike responsibility for what "on here -- take responsibility for what goes on here. >> reporter: the victim stabbed was rushed to the hospital. his condition is unknown. the suspects took off in a dark- colored sedan and headed eastbounded on broadway. police did not find a weapon. a man who lives near there,
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cleans up every time after -- every weekend and finds trash and drug per facial. you can see they are still -- paraphernalia. you can see they are still cleaning up. they had to bring in a professional crew because of the blood, just to give you an idea of how severe the wound was. we don't know if that person survived or not. the neighbors say they will get a petition going to try to shut this bar down. we're live in alameda, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:01. new this morning, former secretary of state, hillary clinton just announced her support for same-sex marriage. in an online video, just released this morning, clinton said that gays and lesbians deserve the rights of citizenship. and she says that includes marriage. clinton's announcement puts her in line with other presidential candidates for the 2016 election. she's expressed support for same-sex marriage before but
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the release of that online video this morning is, once again, fueling speculation she's planning another run for the white house. we are following developing news from florida. all classes canceled until noontime at the university of central florida. 500 students were evacuated overnight from a dorm after someone called 911 and reported a person with a gun. police later found someone dead in a dorm room with what appears to be a self-inflicted gun wound. there was an assault weapon, a hand gun and explosives near his body. police say there's no threat to the campus right now. we're learning more this morning about the 6th homicide investigation in vallejo this year. ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savidge is live in vallejo with information on a key witness in the death of an elderly man. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. there was one solid witness police have in this case.
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but at this point, vallejo police don't know why this elderly man was targeted e was found shot to death inside this detached garage around 5:30 last (. it's a space that's been converted -- last night. it's a space that's been converted into a living area. i knocked on the door. the person inside said she didn't want to talk about what happened last night. officers responded to a call of shots fired on hichborn street on the city's west side. that's when the man's body was discovered. the victim's not is not -- is not being released. they are still trying to notify family. they have one solid witness in this case but they are not saying exactly what that person may have seen. as we bring you back out here live, this is the scene of the crime from last night, this deadly shooting that took place. i did check in with vallejo police this morning. i've checked in with them several times. we haven't been able to get an
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update. we do know this killing was vallejo's 6th homicide of the year so far. it was also the third just this month. live this morning in vallejo, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. it's 8:04. milpitas police are looking for a bank robber. here is a surveillance image from the robbery. investigators say this man robbed a u.s. bank on lan disavenue on march -- on lan dysavenue on mar -- landis avenue. the man is described as latino, 25 years old, 6'2" to 6 feet tall. he's wearing a blue cal sweatshirt and a pittsburgh pirates' hat. the san francisco municipal agency may require all tab drivers to tack their information on a new electronic network. that could give cabbies a leg up on unlicensed services like
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uber, lift, and side car. they say the information would make it easier for customers to connect with cabs. sports fan from around the world are flocking to at&t park in san francisco this week for the world baseball classic. ♪ >> oh, yeah. yesterday, puerto rico played the defending world champs japan. but guess what. they beat japan, and they move onto the finals. angel pagano is playing on the puerto rican team. tonight, the netherlands will play the dominican republic. the winner of tonight's game plays puerto rico tomorrow night. and fans, heading to the game, you may want to take your credit card to pay for parking. the prices in the parking lot there went up. special event rates near at&t could run as high as $7 an hour. happening right now --
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b.a.r.t. commuters can now bring their bikes on board any time of the day but only for this week. this pilot program will allow riders to bring their bikes on all b.a.r.t. trains that got underway earlier this morning. bikes will still be banned from the front three cars of all trains from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and this is still just for this week. sal is watching b.a.r.t. and the cars on the road everywhere and the toll plaza. >> that's right. we're looking at the traffic that's moving along very nicely. there are no major problems by the way if you are driving on. bridge. but getting to the bridge is another matter. it's about a 20 to 25-minute delay. i see some improvement the first thing that starts to improve is the 880 ramps. if you waits any longer, barring any accidents or stalled vehicles, i think you will see this improve as well. that's what usually happens. this is a look at southbound one san francisco. they are clearing an accident
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near cesar chavez. still a little bit slow as you drive south. i would use 280 as an alternate if you want to. pretty good way to get around this whole thing. san jose in the south bay, we've had slow traffic. a new crash near -- it's kind of a medium crash on the shoulder. northbound 1 a 1 near brokaw -- 101 near brokaw. not really a major deal but traffic has been slow there. let's go to steve. patchy low clouds. mostly sunny here in merning. the system -- mostly sunny here this morning. the system coming in. increasing high clouds. sunny in the morning. there's our system. it would be nice if it would maybe merge with a colder system out of the north. it does not look like that's gonna happen. if it did, this would be a whopper of a system. it's standing alone and it will bring in some clouds and some rain. the rain hasaways to go. it does not have dynamics. we'll get a lot of cloud cover. 40s on the temperatures. now everybody in the 30s can
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have 7-degree spread. inland, coast bay, doesn't matter. morning sunshine. get out and maybe get a run in or something. tennis and do it early because clouds will slowly increase later in the afternoon. what i've been trying to say. we get one system and then it's done. everything has been in the east. for the longest time, today is no exception. you have snow and severe weather marching across. a friend of mine in new jersey keeps texting me saying it's snowing, snowing. we'll get one system. unfortunately, we can't get a second or third to come in here. that gives us some rain, not a lot. these are not very strong systems. this one will move in tomorrow. today, mostly sunny in the morning and then partly to mostly cloudy. some patchy low clouds, more so it seems off the sonoma coast. rain returns on tuesday and then cloudy and cool rainfall, maybe .75. there is a lot of cloud cover out here. it's really entrained some
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lower latitude moisture. sun knit morning, clouds in the afternoon. that won't be until tuesday night, by the way. 60s, 7s on the temperatures -- 70s on the temperatures. some upper 60s, low 70s unless you are closer to the bay, then low to mid-60s. 62 half moon bay, san carlos, redwood city at 68. cloudy and rain. by noon on wednesday things should wind down. the afternoon highs will warm up. it will be dry and we'll take that into the weekend. president obama will visit israel this week on his first presidential trip to that country. police in jerusalem are getting ready for increased security, calling it the most important visit since president bush's in 2009. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and
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palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq.
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the security concerns still plaguing the iraqi people. and how a new grant for adding more police officers could mean officers will be working outside of oakland. ♪ i'm your venus [ female announcer ] what does beauty feel like? find out with venus embrace. every five-bladed stroke gives you 360 degrees of smooth for goddess skin you can feel and feel. ♪ i'm your venus only from venus embrace.
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machine in the morning. then it will turn mostly cloudy. it looks like rain tomorrow. clouds increasing today, in- tweener day. another volcanic eruption overnight in italy.
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this spectacular eruption came from mount etna. now, the lava shot 10,000 feet high. no injuries reported but ash from this did cover cars and streets. 8:14. this week, marks the 10th anniversary of the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. as emily is mit reports from -- schmidt reports from washington, d.c., thousands of lives have been changed over the course of the war. >> reporter: good morning, tori. you think about where we were ten years ago. barometer was still a legislator in illinois. president george w. bush was in the oval issue. and he issued and ultimatum to saddam hussein he said, get out, you and your sons or you are face military action and on march 19th in 2003, president bush announced that u.s.-led coalition forces we fun to take
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the ax. by april 9th. coalition forces took baghdad. by may 1st, president bush declared major combat operations were over in iraq. and then saddam hussein was captured and hanged in 2006. as we know, though, it would take five more years of combat operations until the u.s. officially ended its mission in december 2011. more than 4800 u.s.-led troops died. this week, lawmakers are looking back at what happened and giving their view of success. >> you look at the accomplishments of our troops in iraq. they deposed an evil tyrant who was a tyrant. he demonstrated the ability and the will to use weapons of mass destruction. >> i think one of the problems that we've seen today as well as we saw throughout the time that we spent there. victory was not clearly defined. we had many different things. we had the taking out of saddam
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hussein. we had a civil war between the shiite and the sunni and the threat of al qaeda and the terrorists. >> reporter: as we talk about the 4800 u.s. deaths during the iraq war, the state that paid the wig -- the biggest toll in terms of casualty, 481 lives in california when you take a look at the cnn.com interactive page. if you go there, it's interesting, it breaks it down by hometown. you can see the names and places and why this week hits home for so many californians. >> thank you, emily. a top u.s. military leader is reassuring south korea that the united states will defend south korea against any threat from north korea. deputy secretary of defense ashton carter says north korea's threats only strengthen the u.s. commitment to south korea. and he told south korean leaders that u.s. budget cuts will not change the pentagon's policy of making defense of south korea a priority. venezuela's acting
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president is accusing the pentagon and the cia of plotting to kill his opposition rival. it caused chaos ahead of the elections on april 14th. nicholas ma due maduro ask warning president obama to put an end to this. they are getting ready to vote following the death of hugo chaves. the state department denies the claims. another than 100 witnesses are expected to testify today. the start of a federal trial about the new york police department's practice of stopping question, questioning and frisking people. the class action lawsuit claims the stop and frisk practice violates the rights of minorities. and bill bratton has supported stop-and-frisk policies in other cities. bratten to's critics in oakland protested hiring him because of
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his support for -- bratton's critics in oakland protested hiring him because of his support for this policy. alameda county agencies are seeking a $67 million grant to hire 90 oakland police officers, sheriff's deputies and chp officers for a crime- suppression unit. the unit would target high- crime areas throughout the county. the oakland city council is also expected to ask the county tomorrow for funds for additional police academies and to double sheriff patrols. 8:18. the man who foe counted twitter has -- who cofounded twitter has other big plans. jack dorsey says he's serious about moving to new york some day and running for mayor. he's worth more than a billion dollars. that's a lot short than the current mayor, michael bloomberg. he's worth an estimated $25 billion. a new report is out showing
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three of the four companies maying the most income tax -- paying the most income tax. they are based here. number 4, wells fargo bank, which paid $9.1 billion in income tax last year. apple ranked number three. they paid more than $14 billion. chevron of san ramon paid $20 million in income tax last year. exxonmobil of texas topped the list. they paid $31 billion. 8:19. the chp is investigating whether dangerous driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorist. it happened on interstate 680 just south of rudgear road around 6:00. the chp says the crash involved four cars, one of them burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appeared to be driving recklessly before the collision. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash
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earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old hosefa acevad and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-old dennis masido. police say masido was leaving the scene of another accident. he faces homicide and hit-and- run charges. 8:20. he's the man who brought the america's cup yacht race to san francisco. well, now, oracle's ceo larry ellison is being asked to do something else and it involves his checkbook. rain on the way but how much and when? up next, meteorologist steve paulson is tracking the approaching system. good morning. if you're driving on interstate 880, we're getting a little bit of a slowdown heading north. we'll tell you more about that -- coming up. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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charles schumer warrants the cruise ship industry to have a passenger bill of rights. this is after carnival cruise reported a fourth problem this month. yesterday, the "legend" returned to tampa, florida after it couldn't reach full speed. the bill would require ships to have backup power, sanitary conditions and medical staffing. this is all based on the airline industry's passenger bill of rights. an online petition is
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asking oracle's ceo, larry ellison, to pay folks's costs -- to pay san francisco's costs for holding the cup race. ellison helped bring the event to san francisco. the petition hoped for 5,000 signatures. more than 1,350 people have signed it so far. let's go back to sal. everybody behaving on 880? >> they are. it's getting slow. but we don't have any crashes. northbound interstate 880 as you pass the coliseum. it's getting slow as it normally does on the way up to the bay bridge toll plaza. we're seeing improvement at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed up to the 880 overcrossing and the metering lights are on. it should be better by the time we reach 9:00. for the most part, the commute in the south bay looks pretty
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good with slowing approaching sunnyvale. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. mostly clear, mostly sunny. a few patches of low clouds. they will increase later on. 40s for lows. a lot of 40s. increasing high clouds coming in later today. temperatures, though, for tonight, if you are heading to at&t park for the world bearable classic, 60 degrees game time dropping to 55 later on. a system will bring us rain tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon and evening. 40s on the temperatures. mid-40s almost across the board here. a little cooler toward the north bay. mostly sunny now. rain moves in on tuesday. it will linger into wednesday. i wish we had more behind this. today, mild inland to warm. some low 70s and cooler weather will take us into tuesday and wednesday. 60s and 70s today. farther away from the coast. warmer, closer to it. i think a combination of high
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clouds and that's putting a little kibosh on things. 8:26. that big grass fire yesterday near antioch. it's out. but there's still concerns about it. the very important information we may get today about all of the smoke have the fire. all of the smoke from the fire. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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welcome back. 8:29. happening now -- angry postal workers are gathering outside san francisco's moscone convention center. ktvu's brian flores is right there with them to tell us why the workers are upset about a conference their bosses are attending. >> reporter: well, this protest is scheduled to take place around 9:00 this morning. there's already a few that are already organizing here. this member -- this woman here is actually a member of the community. but they are expecting at least 50 unhappy protesters, many of them who work for the postal service in the bay area. they say they are upset that six-day delivery is ending and they fear that job, and their wages may be reduced or taken away. now, the protest itself is being organized by the american postal workers and handlers' union. protesters say they want the postal service to stop this movement toward privatization. they want to keep saturday delivery and keep wages the way
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they are. the postal service says cuts are needed because revenue is not there e-mail with the advent of e-mail. >> if they just sat in their offices in washington, they couldn't get the feelers of what the mailers want and need out of the industry because the industry is changing. >> reporter: now, the conference itself is drawing criticism because it cost at least $2 million to put on. critics say because the postal service is millions in the red. it should be doing everything it can to penny pinch. but supporters say conferenciers like this plan to generate new business. we'll have another report for the news at noon. back to you. 8:31. well, today, the faa is expected to tell us its final decision on which small to medium airports are gonna have
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their towers closed because of those sequester budget cuts. earlier reports said it was concord, santa rosa, napa, san carlos and livermore as possibilities here in the bay area. the closures will begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at those airports but instead of talking to air traffic controllers, the pilots are gonna have to talk directly to each other. 8:31. this morning, sheriff deputies are trying to figure out who left an incendiary device near the entrance of nisine state park in aptos. the bomb squat detonated the device last month. authorities say the device was made from household cleaning products. aptos park was closed for about an hour during the investigation. later on today, we may find out if all of that smoke from a grass fire yesterday near antioch had hazardous materials. residents in antioch and brentwood were pretty concerned
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about all of this dark smoke rising from the field. it started about 2:30 yesterday afternoon in a marshland. the fire was out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out because no homes were in danger, plus it was just hard to get to it. at first, air quality district officials said the fire was a prescribed burn. later on they changed that to saying it was an accidental vegetation fire. this is the season for prescribed burns. those burns are allowed to control peculiar, debris. also, it helps the wildlife in the area. this year the permissive burn period began march 1st. it will continue through april 15th. the fires have to be deemed necessary by the california department of fish and wildlife. 8:33. hot, dry, windy conditions fueled two wildfires in the southern u.s. the fire risk in south carolina has diminished but there were more than 130
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wildfires statewide over the weekend. this wildfire spread to a housing complex and destroyed more than a hundred units. tennessee has declared a state of emergency for this wildfire in pigeon forge. national guard hadn'ters are on the way to drop -- hadn'ters are on the way to drop -- helicopters on the way to drop water on the forge. dollywood park is there but it's not affected. there's something missing at tech companies in silicon company, it's supported, that would be diversity. janine de la vega is live in san jose with the two groups the report says are underrepresented. >> reporter: good morning. we've been talking to people here in downtown san jose getting their opinions on it. a lot of women are -- were more outspoken than the men when it comes to diversity in the workplace and the lack of it. they say they are not surprised by the lack of it but they were surprised that the tech
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companies were unwilling to give out information. cnn polled 20 companies and asked them for data. after a year and a half only five provided data. ethnic minorities and women are underrepresented. whites and asian males dominate the industry. industry experts say few are talking about the lack of diversity and if it's a problem. some say too few minorities and women are graduating with technical degrees. >> definitely. that's a problem. i think some of that is a pool that we have to pool from. i inc. that's more of a systemic issue -- i think that's move a systemic issue and not an issue for one company itself. >> reporter: cn said it was difficult to get -- cnn said it's difficult to get
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information. according to cnn, apple, google and hp, among other big names, actually had the department of labor block the releasing of their data, citing it would cause competitive harm. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:35. bay area cities are now using high technology to fight back against copper thieves. thieves have been stealing copper wire from light poles, traffic signals and b.a.r.t. tracks recently. the thieves get hundreds of dollars for the copper when they take it to recycling centers but the repairs from all of the damage they cause is in the thousands of dollars. some cities are using tiny tracking devices to help identify where that wire is from and they can also give evidence that the copper is really stolen. in about two weeks, police officers will fan out all over california as part of a distracted driving crackdown campaign. police will be looking for driverses who are texting while they -- drivers when are taxing
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while they -- texting while they drive. more than 425,000 tickets were given out last year for people using their phones while they drive. in 2011, more than 3300 people were killed in crashes. if you get a ticket, it can cost you about $159. 8:36. more people in silicon valley are riding mass transit to their jobs. vta says ridership is up 20% on its express bus service compared to a year ago. ridership is up the most near lockheed martin and the moffett park employment area. vta says faster travel times, reading lights and free wi-fi are responsible for the increase in riders. the 20 hybrid buses carry more than 4600 passengers a day. 8:37. sal, everybody behaving on highway 24. >> we are or they are. not we. we're here. >> yeah. >> westbound 24 is getting a little bit better. we have a little bit of slowing in la fayette. an earlier crash is gone.
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traffic is slow getting up to the b.a.r.t. station and then some slowing in orinda as w bay bridge toll plaza is improving. there's still a backup of about ten minutes. you can tell it's getting lighter as we close in on 9:00. san jose slow traffic on 101 and 2 -- and 280. also on 43rd avenue between taraval and lovaol, there's a fire response for a very low fire. back to you. >> thank you. mostly sunny here, patchy low clouds. they will pick up as a cold front moves in here. it's more of a warm front. it's a mild system. it will be here late tonight with cloudy skies. tomorrow we'll deal with some rain. going to the work baseball classic tonight, 60 at game time. troping in the 50s -- dropping in the 50s. the rain is back here. it will slow down a little bit.
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still developing, it's really tapped into some lower latitude moisture. that's the good news. the bad news, no cold air or dynamics. we'll get some rain. we'll take any rain we can get. we're running out of time. 40s on the temperatures. mid-40s been there all morning long. sunny for a while and then increasing clouds. i think by this afternoon we'll be under mostly cloudy skies. the pattern says january, favored almost all of the active weather. today is no exception. you can see the snow up into the great lakes and then severe weather, ohio valley cutting across with snow lifting into the northeast. that's been the pattern. it's been blocked in there. we occasionally get one system. but then it is done. that's exactly what's gonna happen. we get one breaking through. the ridge breaks down temporarily and then fires right back up and it looks like thursday and friday, it will follow a similar pattern. patchy clouds in the morning. mostly sunny and then cloudy. rain returns on tuesday. cloudy and cooler. ill ra, .25 to .75.
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there's plenty of moisture -- rainfall, .25 to .75. there's plenty of moisture. mild afternoon, warm for some. a little south wind should begin to kick in. low to mid-70s. upper 50s and low 60s closer to it. temperatures close to yesterday's readings but i think cooler over by the water's edge and by the bay. cloudy and rainy and wednesday afternoon/evening it should clear out. thursday looks good and warmer weather will take us into the weekend, dave and tori. 8:39. in indiana, two people died when their private jet crashed into a house near the south bend regional airport. two other passengers and one person on the ground were hurt. the plane was flying from tulsa, oklahoma yesterday when it hit three homes and got stuck in one of them. a jet fuel leak from the crash forced several homes to be evacuated. >> all of a sudden sputtering or something and then boom! nothing else.
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got real quiet. >> investigators say the plane was having mechanical problems. the pilot was trying to circle back around to the airport when it crashed. 8:40. later today, another big meeting about bringing high- speed rail here to california. high-speed rail authorities will hold a teleconference from sacramento, fresno and southern california. the meetings are open to the public. the board is trying to get together to see if they have all of the necessary votes to move ahead with this project. the high-speed rail project is expected to carry passengers from san francisco to los angeles in less than three hours. it's a do-over for the republican party. the new outreach announced by the rnc to help the party appeal to more minority voters. and the north bay family grieving over a deadly raceway crash. you will hear from a man whose son lost his life in that crash. thdifference between a vase and a vaz?
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designer brands at t.j. prices. t.j.maxx. imagine if the government took 7% to 2% out of your savings account. that's a plan for the bank bailout in cypress.
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there's a plan maybe that this could spread to other banks in other euro nations. the dow is down 35. the nasdaq is down 12. s&p down 7. europe's biggest bank is also prepared for thousands of thousands -- preparing for thousands of new job cuts. after looking at what went wrong in 2012, today, a plan to revamp the gop. ktvu's jacqueline fell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with highlights of what the new republican party could look like. jacqueline? >> reporter: tori, the chairman of the republican national committee says the party needs to reinvent itself looking back
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at the elections in 2012, there's no one reason he says the republicans lost. he says the republican party has to do more to reach minorities, women, and young voters. >> the report outlines the need for proposals. more time must be spent with communicating with young voters where they get their information. >> reporter: the committee will spend between $10 million on reaching those voters and send pay staffers into the community this year to start rebranding the republican party. live in washington, jacqueline fell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:45. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following -- police are investigating a fight at a bar in alameda. two people were hurt. one of them ended up in the hospital. the fight started about 2:00 this morning at the end of a st. paddy's day celebration at
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scobie's sports car. police say the suspects escaped in a dark-colored sedan. police in vale investigating that city's sixth systems of the year -- homicide of the year. a man was found shot inside a detached garage on hichborn street. this is the second one police have responded to. the third one this month. and we're finding out more information about the racing tragedy. we're finding out more about connection between the young victim and the driver. >> this happened saturday at marysville policeway park in yuba county. driver of a sprint car somehow lost control and flew off the track. now, witnesses say the car slid about 100 feet along the top of a barrier into the pit area, hitting and killing two people before flipping over. now, we want to show you some
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file video. this is of the track, a race at the track to show you what it looks like. the track promoter tells "the bee" that the crash was like this redding a needle -- threading a needle, there's a concrete area around the track but the car rocketed through a narrow opening in the wall. two people were killed in the crash. 14-year-old marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warm up laps when that car driven by his own cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. >> marcus left my side to go to the bathroom and was walking back from the restroom and the car flew in the air and hit him. >> the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale wondergem was in the pit area and owned cars ask eled to race -- scheduled to race. now, the yuba county
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sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the accident but the young victim's father says his nephew, the driver of the car involved, told him that the steering people had whopped off and that's why -- wheel had popped off and that's why he lost control of the car. the 17-year-old was not hurt in the crash. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. happening right now -- president obama is announcing assistant attorney general tomas perez as lane -- thom as perez as labor department secretary. >> their efforts at the department of labor have given young people more of a chance to earn more skills. they've looked out for worker safety from construction sites to coal mines. they have stood up for women he a rights to get paid equally
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for the work they do. they've done an extraordinary job fighting on the behalf of the working families. i'm proud to nominate a leader, tom perez. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> you see the president there on the left and his nominee for -- to be secretary of the labor department, tomas perez on the right. the official mass to inaugurate the pope will be
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held tomorrow. we're learning new details. yesterday more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's mass from the vatican. he will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi who died in 1978. and the vatican says the pope and coat of arms will be simple. he met with the president of argentina which might have been awkward since the two clashed 0 over the president's socially liberal policies. a new video of joe biden in italy ahead of the inauguration mass for pope francis. biden is the first roamen catholic vice president. tomorrow he will lead the delegation at the pope's official delegation. he's been meeting with nancy pelosi and anna eschew who will
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be part of the u.s. delegation. there is a new report that community colleges here in california spend tens of millions of dollars on administrative jobs that could be shared with nearby districts. that's according to the "bay citizen." the website reports that community colleges could save millions of dollars by eliminating dually kative jobs -- duallity jobs. ohio's attorney general says this case that rorkeed the town of rube -- that rocked the town of steubenville may be far from over. >> i'm sorry to put you guys through this. >> malik richmond and trent mays cried and apologized after being convicted of raping a 16- year-old girl at a party. now ohio's attorney general says he will convene a grand jury next month to investigate allegations that the school
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district, the coaches and even parents tried to cover up the crime. it was a prison break in canada. it looked like something out of a movie. two canadian inmates are back in jail after using a helicopter to escape. police say the helicopter covered over the prison, dropped down cables for the inmates to grab onto and then carried them to a nearby parking lot but after a stand off with police they were taken back into custody. will she make it? lindsay lohan fighting traffic in l.a., expected to be very late to court. >> too bad she's not driving on the golden gate bridge. it's nice and clear heading south. we'll tell you more about the morning commute here in the bay area.
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the movie still had the magic to stay number one. the 3-d blockbusterrer, easily the biggest hit of the year. "the call" did a lot better than expected. came in number two. it followed the incredible bert wonderstone.
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a former santa clara supervisor is expected to plead guilty to charges of perjury and misusing public funds. he's accused of using campaign and tax payer money to pay for his gambling addiction. the mesh cuery news says he -- mesh cuery news says he admitted to violatingle reform act by using a $100,000 slush fund for gal bell. he faces $50,000 in fines and up to a year in jail. and we're waiting to see whether lindsay lohan shows up at a los angeles courtroom. this is video of lohan in everybody an earlier conference. she wars ordered to appeared a a mandatory court hearing at 8:30. but tmz reports her jet being delayed. now she's in traffic. she faces charges of lying to a police officer after crashing her car last june on the pacific coast highway. always a little drama there. let's check in with sal and see what's happening on

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